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Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras

B&H # SEL2MZH4N Mfr # LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N
You Pay: $26.95
Product Highlights
  • DSLR Cable for Zoom H4N and Zoom H1
  • 3.5mm Connectors
  • 25dB L Pad Attenuator
  • 9 Inches

The LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N from Sescom is a problem solving cable for users of HDSLRs who are using a Zoom H4N or Zoom H1 as a secondary audio recording source. Many professional DSLR cameras have unbalanced stereo microphone level audio inputs on a mini TRS 3.5mm jack. The Samson Zoom H4N or H1 output line level audio signals. This cable provides the proper microphone levels and preserves the delicate connector contacts inside the camera, allowing users to go directly from the audio recorder into the camera.

The cable features a -25dB L Pad attenuator on both audio channels to reduce the prosumer line level output (-10dBV) to the cameras microphone input level. The cable is designed with the proper impedances to assure maximum voltage transfer and low noise operation. The cable shield is isolated on the camera end to prevent shield noise from directly coupling into the camera connector ground. All resistors values are 1% metal film to assure similar voltage attenuation between the stereo inputs and cable ends are labeled for proper connection.

Compatible with the following DSLR cameras:

Canon:
  • EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 550D Rebel T2i
  • EOS 60D

Nikon:
  • D3S,
  • D300S

Pentax:
  • K-7
Connectors 2 x 3.5mm TRS
Audio Input Level -10dBV (0.25pp to 0.47pp) prosumer line level
Input Impedance 1.5kΩ
Audio Output Level Approximately 14mV
Output Impedance 92Ω
Length 9" (229mm)

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SescomLN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras
 
4.4

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Good audio (21)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Durable (14)
  • Compact (13)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (15)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mostly works

It'd be better if it was a 50db cable, but considering this is the ONLY one I could find like this . . . It's certainly helped with syncing audio to my 7D without...Read complete review

It'd be better if it was a 50db cable, but considering this is the ONLY one I could find like this . . . It's certainly helped with syncing audio to my 7D without clipping. If you want to use the audio from it, then you really need to set the output volume on your Zoom a lot lower than you'd normally use for headphones.

I have a splitter so I can monitor and record backup/reference audio to the 7D. This helps, but not the best. The cable quality is good and I assume this will last me some time even with daily use (eng style work.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poorly Made

I took it on the road to shoot a doc and put it through normal use. The cable started cutting out in one channel after one day of use and eventually stopped working.

I took it on the road to shoot a doc and put it through normal use. The cable started cutting out in one channel after one day of use and eventually stopped working.

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5.0

Works great for the GH3 and Tascam DR-40

By Jaime Valles

from New York City

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Event videography
    • Everyday use
    • Studio

    Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

    I was looking for a way to record line level audio via XLR into my GH3, to avoid any audio sync issues when taping long events. I have the Tascam DR-40 audio recorder and was told about the Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N cable. It works flawlessly. The audio recorded on the camera sounds great, is in perfect sync, and it couldn't be easier to set up. Highly recommended.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Does what it Claims

    By tigerose

    from Bradenton, FL

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

          I use this for reducing gain from a Sound Devices mixer when using the line inputs on an H4N. I use a 3.5mm connector to add a 3.5mm to stereo 1/4 " cable to complete the signal path.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Does the trick

          By NJVideoEditor

          from New Jersey

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

            A bit on the expensive side, but this does the trick if you're using a DSLR that has only a MIC LEVEL input. Works great with a Zoom H4n and Zoom H6 and Canon 70D, Canon T4i, and Canon 5DMk3 cameras.

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            • No

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            3.0

            I just don't know

            By FishGreeceMedia

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Short

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

              I guess it works but when I plugged it in I lrealized I lost my monitoring input because of it. And it doesn't sound the same from the camera. I checked both audios and though it sounds better than the on board camera it still seems to lose quality because the recorded zoom audio still sounds better. But I'm still tampering with the settings. Maybe its a user issue.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Jury still deciding

              By Brian K

              from Farmingdale, NY

              About Me Experienced

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

              Giving this a 3 for now. Cable was recommended by sales staff as well by many people online while doing research.
              Was hoping this would help reduce the hiss when recording video on my 7D with microphone and H1 recorder. There is still noticable hiss which can be fixed post in editing software but I need something for when I have to give video right away and I am not able to edit it before hand.
              Based off other positive reviews thinking mine could be defective and exchanging.

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              1.0

              Poorly Made

              By Van

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily
              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Pricey / Poor Value
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                I took it on the road to shoot a doc and put it through normal use. The cable started cutting out in one channel after one day of use and eventually stopped working.

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                5.0

                Works great

                By Ben

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                  Works great for hooking up a Zoom H4N to a Nikon d7000. Found it best to set the H4n to the auto level mic setting, H4N headphone volume to 55, and Nikon mic input to medium or auto.

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                  5.0

                  A must have for DSLR Film production

                  By dandp

                  from Hazleton, PA

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • DSLR Film Production
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                    Have been using a Zoom field recorder for audio on my DSLR Film Projects. Really helps to have an backup of audio plus makes it way easier to sync audio. This small investment is definitely worth it. I consider this a MUST HAVE for DSLR Productions if using a Zoom or other field recorder.

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                    4.0

                    Work great!

                    By Ecotopia

                    from Quebec, Canada

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Pricey / Poor Value
                    • Too short

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                    Work well on my HDR-XR550V and my Zoom H1, I would've prefer a cheaper shipping method, but I guess this is what you get when you want to have a rare item like this wire that isnt sell anywhere here in Quebec.The sound isn't as clear as the zoom h1 it self but I guess it depend on your camera mic input.

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                    5.0

                    must have

                    By Wedding Video God

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events

                      Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                      If you have a DSLR and a zoom recorder you need this. It's only 20 something dollars and...WOW! The audio sounds tons better than the other mic I was using on my camera. You don't even have to hit record on the zoom. As long as it's in record preview it's sending kick-but audio to the card in your camera!

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                      5.0

                      Zoom H4n Cable

                      By tplynch

                      from Nyack NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                        Works as described. Make sure you have a headphone our or order the splitter cable that has an audio in for head phones

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                        5.0

                        Must have for Zoom H4n owner

                        By husco2000

                        from Wisconsin

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                          I use this cable to connect my Zoom H4n to a DSLR or HD camcorder. Works great!

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Solves the line-to-mic problem

                          By Cinemaprof

                          from Janesville, WI

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                          After searching for some time looking for a solution (other than building a pad), I came across this little magic cable. I have wanted to use my mixer, which has a line level output, in conjunction with my Canon 60D which is at mic level. This cable solved the problem, providing about a 25db pad that brings levels down into a manageable range to allow for manual control. Once set, all levels can now be controlled at the mixer. A great little solution to achieve professional audio, although it is a bit pricey.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Problem Solver

                          By JPH

                          from Canton, GA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                              Since I received a DSLR for Christmas, I decided to check out video, It came as no surprise that the small internal microphone was not providing quality sound. I attached a standard 1/8 (3.5) cable to my Zoom audio recorder, and then to the input on the camera. The audio to the Zoom SD card was a tremendous improvement, but only marginally to the audio track of the video, Using Google, I learned I needed to use an attenuation cable, and the problem was completely solved.

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                              5.0

                              Very Good

                              By Nigel B

                              from Portland Oregon

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                  I use this with my Zoom H1 and Canon T3i, it makes the headphone out on the H1 into a mic level that the T3i can handle. Its great cause I can record clean audio into my T3i and also record straight to the H1 as well. The only thing that is a little frustrating is that you have to put a lot of force into inserting the cable into both the H1 and the T3i. Over all it does the job I want it to do and the build quality is spot on, I like it a lot.

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                                  4.0

                                  Does the job

                                  By Jill

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                    I am using this cable to attenuate the signal from an Zoom H4N into my Canon 7D. So far, the cable seems to work great -- it does exactly what it's supposed to do. My only reason for docking it one star is that it seems a little flimsy, as in, I don't think I will get years and years of heavy use out it. Also, the connection to the camera does not seem super solid. I am afraid that while shooting events, it might easily get pulled out, thus, I have been using some gaffing tape to secure the connection to the camera. I think the fit could be a bit tighter.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Quality

                                    By Abi

                                    from Orange, CA

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Mobile DJ
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                      I got this for my 60d and zoom h4n. Its hard to plug in to the 60d at first, but with a little, or a lot of force it will get in the 60d. Great sound quality, perfect length, and the wire is really tough.

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                                      4.0

                                      The missing link

                                      By Get map to get direction.

                                      from Grand Rapids, MN

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Home Studio

                                        Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                        So far I am impressed with the setup and improved audio quality. I use this cable with my Canon t2i and the Zoom H1. It works as I would expect it and that is a good thing.

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                                        5.0

                                        LN2mic-ZoomH4N

                                        By Bill

                                        from Auburn Ca.

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound
                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                        • Not long enough

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                        I'm very happy with the cable. It saves a ton of time in the editing room.

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                                        5.0

                                        Amazing quality!

                                        By E

                                        from Stony Brook, NY

                                        About Me Novice

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Amateur Recording
                                          • Performances

                                          Comments about Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                          Impressed by the quality of this product. I think it can last forever.

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